HC Deb 27 February 1912 vol 34 cc1192-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the strike of dock workers and others at the port of Buenos Aires during January, 1912, and to the action of the British Consul at that port in avowing his determination of putting the strike down by forcing the crew of the steamship "Vienna," of Glasgow, and other ships to work cargo, although the crews were in danger of being shot by the strikers, and of his intention of putting the crew in prison if they refused to work cargo; and whether he is aware that the crews of six ships have been put in prison, and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


The attention of the-Board of Trade has been called to the strike at Buenos Aires to which my hon. Friend refers. On 29th January the Board received a cablegram from His Majesty's Consul stating that the dispute had come to an end, but they have no information with regard to any action taken by the Consul. I will have inquiries made in the matter and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend in due course.